Change of player at RB Leipzig
Emil Forsberg replaces Dominik Szoboszlai
… Ivan wants to curl the ball into the near corner with his right instep. The ball does not sail far above the bar.
After Henrichs’ foul on Bülter, Schalke were awarded a free kick not far from the left corner of the penalty area…
Leipzig almost with the 1: 5! At the end of a counter-attack, Silva fails at first from the right pentagon to Schwolow. Laimer then tries to sink the rebound from the penalty spot, but his right-footed shot gets stuck in Matriciani’s left hip.
Aydın almost with the goal of the month! Following a deflected corner from the right flag in the central area in front of the sixteen, the 20-year-old tried 24 meters with a direct shot from the right instep. The ball goes just over the left corner.
Olmo decides from the right corner of the penalty area and surprisingly shoots towards the short corner with his right instep. The ball flies against the side netting; Schwolow, taken on the wrong foot, would probably have been helpless.
Although the situation from a home point of view still looks hopeless to win a point, the mood in the ranks suddenly turns positive after a goal. For Schalke, the second half is all about building momentum for the home game against Cologne at the weekend, despite the likely bankruptcy.
Tooor for FC Schalke 04, 1: 4 by Soichiro Kozuki
Schalke reduced the deficit to three goals! Matriciani’s cross pass from the left flank takes Kozuki perfectly. Thanks to his first contact, he can escape the two central defenders. He runs alone to Blaswich and slides clarified from twelve yards down to the right.
Joker Aydın with a short glimmer of hope for S04! The home player quickly rams the ball into the left wing sixteen. Orban clears his center halfway up the near post in front of Frey.
A quick look at the stats reveals that Leipzig’s highest away wins in the Bundesliga so far are three with a difference of five goals. The Red Bulls are therefore not far from setting a new record.
Orban against Schvolow! After a mid-high cross free kick slid to the right pentagon, the forward defender attempted a side kick. Schwolow stops him halfway down the right with a super reflex.
While Thomas Reis sent Aydın and Ivan into the race shortly before the break after Krauss was substituted through injury, Marco Rose left it to his starting XI.
Welcome to the second round in the Veltins Arena! Three days after the hopeful appearance in Frankfurt, the Royal Blues see their limits clearly by a mature side from Leipzig and risk going under the wheels on the final day of the first part of the season. Can they limit the damage after switching sides or will it be very bitter?
Change of player at FC Schalke 04
Andreas Ivan replaces Jordan Larsson
Change of player at FC Schalke 04
Mehmet-Can Aydın replaces Jere Uronen
RB Leipzig comfortably led 4-0 at the break in their Bundesliga away game against FC Schalke 04 at the end of the first half of the season. The Saxons set the tone from the start and took advantage from the 7th minute of a first inconsiderate advance from the locals to take the advantage on a counter-attack completed by Silva. After Szoboszlai narrowly missed the second goal (13′), Henrichs scored it a bit later (15′). Against a now very insecure taillight, Silva failed narrowly at Schwolow; Olmo’s successful acceptance was based on a narrow offside position (23rd). As a result, the Rose selection lost its determination while maintaining control of the game and lacked other clear conclusions for a long time. But that was bearable to them insofar as the royal blue could not achieve anything in forward motion. It became really clear in the final phase: Silva (44th) and Werner (45th + 2) were able to double the advantage of the Saxons. Goodbye!
Change of player at FC Schalke 04
Dominick Drexler replaces Tom Krauss
Tooor for RB Leipzig, 0: 4 from Timo Werner
Leipzig outclassed Schalke! Following a high move to the right side of the penalty area, Olmo adapts flat and hard to the edge of the five. Werner puts in the right instep and lets the net squirm behind Schwolow.
Official time out (minutes): 4
The first round in the Veltins Arena is to be extended by 240 seconds.
Too much for RB Leipzig, 0-3 from André Silva
Leipzig scores the third goal before the break! After Brunner squanders the ball defensively, Olmo shoots from the edge of the box. Schwolow can tap five forward, so Silva only has to push into the left corner from five yards out.
After an opposing volley, Uronen wants to move towards goalkeeper Schwolow. The game is quite short; Silva wants to intervene. Schwolow clears the edge of the sixteen with a header to the left side of the defense.
Latza is the first S04 player to appear immediately in front of the opposing defensive line. He attempts a left-footed shot from a good 21 yards. But Orban stands in the way. Guest keeper Blaswich is still awaiting his first review.
After a collision between Krauss and Szoboszlai, both players need treatment on the pitch. But they seem to be able to continue their working day.
Schalke shows a slight upward trend, and held the Saxons a little further from their own surface for a good ten minutes. However, the hosts are still unable to make any significant progress in the attacking third.
Laimer picks up speed in the offensive half-right lane. He wants to play a one-two with Werner to get behind the chain. However, his deposit has bad timing so the ball rolls into the goal.
A longer and rather unambitious possession phase by the home team leads to the first whistles in the stands. In the worst case, Schalke’s gap with the relegation place increases to nine points during this 17th day.
Leipzig have the game completely under control just before the half-hour mark and should actually be more clearly ahead. So far, spectators in Gelsenkirchen-Erle see a class difference in favor of the Rose team.
After a corner from the left flag, which Captain Orban acquiesces from the penalty spot in front of the right post, Olmo pushes the ball into the net two meters away. But the wizard flag quickly rises – the Spaniard was just offside.
Silva with the huge opportunity for a double pack! Laimer’s cross from the right wing allows the Portuguese to display himself freely in front of Schwolow on the left side of the penalty area. After a somewhat offhand acceptance, he thunders the ball against his chest seven yards out.
From a royal blue vantage point, an unpleasant evening is in all likelihood ahead. Schalke have made it very easy for the Saxons to happily secure clear terms here.
Tooor for RB Leipzig, 0-2 from Benjamin Henrichs
Leipzig let the Veltins Arena shut up early! Following a throw-in in left midfield, the guest quickly moved into the right-half attacking lane via Szoboszlai and Olmo. From a good 14 meters, Henrichs, unguarded, shoots with precision in the flat left corner.
The Red Bulls play a lot on the right flank. After Henrich’s low cross pass from the corner of the penalty area was intercepted by Matriciani, Laimer crossed way too high so that the unchallenged Silva missed a header from the best position.
In this initial phase, Reis’ side are still quite naive when it comes to progressing in their own usually short possession phases. Leipzig can hope for a quick second goal.
Szoboszlai demands Schwolow everything a way! In the wake of a corner, the Hungarian produces a powerful strike from a 22-yard cross with his right instep, which rushes fluttering towards the right half-corner. Schwolow can only prevent the impact with great difficulty.
Too much for RB Leipzig, 0-1 from André Silva
Silva gives Red Bulls an early lead! Werner is the recipient of a volley ball from Leipzig’s half against forward hosts. He leaves the ball to his Portuguese colleague, who has the opposing central defenders in front of him, but completes it dryly with a central from 18 meters with a right kick in the flat of the left corner.
Unsurprisingly, the first-class knockout stages take command from the start and keep the focus on events beyond the halfway line. Table-18. imposes himself at first almost exclusively in the work against the ball.
In the very first moments, the guests put two balls in front of the penalty area from their right flank. Both are inaccessible for Silva.
Schalke vs Leipzig – the last matchday of the first half of the Bundesliga season has begun!
Moments ago, the 22 main cast left the catacombs and entered the lawn.
In the case of the Saxons, who would climb back to second place in the table until at least tomorrow night if they win a third consecutive away game and who have won six of ten Bundesliga meetings with S04 (two draws, two bankruptcies) , coach Marco Rose is after the 1-1 draw at home to Bayern Munich twice. Simakan (muscular problems) and Forsberg (bench) are replaced by Henrichs and Werner.
For Gelsenkirchen, who have won the only two league wins of the season so far in front of home fans and have failed to score in five of their last eight Bundesliga appearances, coach Thomas Reis has operated a personnel change from 0-3 away loss to SG Eintracht Frankfurt. Winter signing Frey (Royal Antwerp FC, loan) replaces Terodde on the bench. Skarke, who was signed yesterday for at least six months by 1. FC Union Berlin, is not yet in the squad.
RB Leipzig have seemingly maintained their good form since signing Marco Rose during the long winter break, challenging frontrunners FC Bayern Munich in front of their home crowd on Friday after going down through Halstenberg’s goal (but drawing 1-1. The Reds Bulls are undefeated in all competition since mid-September and have since scored 21 of a possible 27 points in the national elite class.
FC Schalke 04 could not stop the negative autumn run, in which they lost nine of their last ten Bundesliga games, in the first 90 minutes of competitive matches in the calendar year 2023 The Royal Blues put on a decent performance for a good hour in the Champions League Round of 16 away to SG Eintracht Frankfurt but were eventually beaten by a clear 3-0 scoreline. They need to get points to stay against smaller caliber teams – but the grapes are still up in the air today.
Welcome to the start of the English week in the Bundesliga! FC Schalke 04 and RB Leipzig open the last matchday of the first round. Gelsenkirchen’s taillight and the in-form Saxons will face off from 6.30 p.m. on the lawn of the Veltins Arena.
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